A new album titled Forever Words is set to be released via Legacy Recordings on April 6. The collaborative album will function as a way to publish Johnny Cash’s previously unrecorded lyrics and poems, with the words set to music by the likes of the late Chris Cornell, as well as other big names like Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, John Mellencamp, Robert Glasper, Elvis Costello, Brad Paisley, and others.After Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash both died in 2003, Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, was left with a huge number of personal items, including handwritten letters, poems, and other writings of the legendary musician. Many of them were included in Forever Words: The Unknown Poems, a book that contained Johnny Cash’s unpublished writing.Conceived as a sort of “musical companion” to the book, John Carter Cash took on the role of Forever Words’ co-producer, alongside Steve Berkowitz, inviting the all-star crew of musicians, including Johnny’s daughter Rosanne Cash and step-daughter Carlene Carter, to create new music to accompany Cash’s words.As stated by Variety, John Carter Cash had this to say about Forever Words, “Determining the artist for each song was truly a matter of the heart. … I picked the artists who are most connected with my father, who had a personal story that was connected with Dad. It became an exciting endeavor to go through these works, to put them together and present them to different people who could finish them in a way that I believed that Dad would have wanted.”Johnny Cash: Forever Words Tracklist:Forever/I Still Miss Someone – Kris Kristofferson and Willie NelsonTo June This Morning – Ruston Kelly and Kacey MusgravesGold All Over the Ground – Brad PaisleyYou Never Knew My Mind – Chris CornellThe Captain’s Daughter – Alison Krauss and Union StationJellico Coal Man – T. Bone BurnettThe Walking Wounded – Rosanne CashThem Double Blues – John MellencampBody on Body – JewelI’ll Still Love You – Elvis CostelloJune’s Sundown – Carlene CarterHe Bore It All – Daily and VincentChinky Pin Hill – I’m With HerGoin’, Goin’, Gone – Robert Glasper featuring Ro James, and Anu SunWhat Would I Dreamer Do? – The JayhawksSpirit Rider – Jamey Johnson[H/T Variety]
University of Georgia Extension specialists have several suggestions for creatively recycling this year’s tree.“Sunk into private fishing ponds or lakes, Christmas trees make excellent refuge and feeding areas for fish,” said UGA Extension DeKalb County agent Gary Peiffer. Extension wildlife specialists suggest anchoring the tree in a large coffee can with concrete first. The concrete weights the tree down so it stands upright. This natural fish attractor will draw bream and bass and offer a safe haven for young fish. For safety’s sake, drop the tree well away from swimming areas.Wildlife lovers can also turn their holiday tree into a winter bird feeder and shelter. “Just add some orange slices, bread and suet to attract birds and brighten up your winter landscape,” Peiffer said.A decomposing Christmas tree can also provide valuable food for insects and worms, as well as a good hiding place for birds and other creatures. If you love wildlife more than a perfectly manicured landscape, use the holiday tree to create an untidy thicket habitat for little birds, like cardinals and white-throated sparrows.Crafty types can clip away branch tips and needles to provide aroma for sachets and potpourri.UGA Extension horticulturist Matthew Chappell has several suggestions for how to recycle Christmas trees. His list includes the following:Whittle a walking stick. “It takes a lot of whittling. You can give it as a gift next Christmas.” This is Chappell’s favorite use.Create a coat rack. Cut all the branches off except for a few at the top, those should be trimmed 3 inches to 4 inches from the trunk. Build a bottle tree. Cut all the branches about a foot from the trunk and put empty wine bottles on them. “My friend in Charleston, S.C., started that trend in his yard at Folly Beach,” he said. “It’s definitely better with different colored bottles.”Craft a longbow. “My brother-in-law made a longbow out of last year’s Christmas tree. A lot of bow hunters are going back to the old style, the old world way of hunting,” Chappell said.Shape a vine pole. Trim the branches off, but leave some for vine support. Sink the trunk in the ground and use it as a trellis for a climbing plant like a morning glory or clematis.Create kindling. Chop up the smaller branches and make kindling for winter fires. You took time to select and decorate the perfect Christmas tree for the holidays. Now put a little forethought and time into recycling it. Christmas tree branches and the trunk can also be chipped and turned into valuable mulch for landscape and garden plants. If you don’t have a chipper, take your tree to the local “Bring One For The Chipper” event. To find a location, see the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation website at keepgeorgiabeautiful.org/bring_one_for_chipper.asp.
By Dialogo December 05, 2012 As always, there is no willingness to find solutions, through organizations like OAS and the diplomacy among the Nations themselves grows when solutions are needed, through the diplomatic relations, the questions concerning each of their Countries. We shall not forget that Latin America is a fraternity. Yes, we are all brothers and sisters. Big hugs to all my brothers and sisters in Latin America the ones I know, and who I do not know. In 1954 and in 1969 Peru signed some agreements with Chile, granting CHILE the right to FISH, ONLY TO FISH in the area of the 200 PERUVIAN NAUTICAL MILES. Chile claims that those agreements also grant territoriality, AND IT AIMS TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT BELONG TO IT, that’s why the HAGUE RULING WILL BE FAVORABLE TO PERU for supporting its right of property with reliable documents. CAPISH!!! On December 3, Peru petitioned the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a “fair solution” regarding the maritime border demarcation in the Pacific with Chile, by means of an equidistant line of both coasts. “The Peruvian cause claims that the demarcation was never set, so the border must be determined by the Court,” the Peruvian representative and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Allan Wagner, stated in The Hague while requesting an even-handed solution for both nations. In a session where some judges were wearing wigs and others ermine, Allen presented arguments on behalf of Peru, which continued on December 4 in the same room adjacent to the Peace Palace, closed temporarily for renovation. On December 6 and 7, Chilean representatives will appear before court, prior to an argument session for each country that will start on December 10. The ICJ will then proceed to set the borders between both countries on a date that has not been determined. Peru submitted a 302-page document with maps and annexes detailing its position, and explaining that “the starting point of the analysis is the axiomatic principle that Peru is entitled to have an area of 200 nautical miles.” The trial attracted further attention after the same court passed a ruling over a maritime border between Nicaragua and Colombia. As a result, Bogotá walked away from the ICJ jurisdiction after considering the ruling unfair. Chile believes that the limits were determined by two agreements signed in 1952 and 1954, which demarcated the current border, respected by both countries, especially for fishing purposes. Perú is debating that the projection line towards the Pacific is demarcated based on a parallel, and not an equidistant line, a median, more perpendicular to the coast, as indicated by the 1982 U.N. Convention of the Sea. For some historians, the dispute is the last pending remnant of the Pacific War, in which Chile, Peru and Bolivia were involved, and after which the Chileans extended their northern coastal line up to 400 km and their continental territory by 8,000 km2, annexing provinces that used to be Peruvian and Bolivian.
NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger delivered a Washington and economic update before a packed room Tuesday at the Defense Credit Union Council’s 53rd Annual Conference in Boston.“NAFCU proudly works throughout the year with DCUC and its president and CEO, Arty Arteaga, on a multitude of issues, ranging from the Military Lending Act to payday lending,” Berger said.During Tuesday’s address, Berger briefed the DCUC audience on the current political landscape in Washington, the 2016 elections, regulatory and legislative issues and economic and credit union industry trends and outlooks. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr